The lovely Mettel Ray has started another fun blogathon this year: Breaking Emotions. This week's emotions are "Fear" and "Awkward." She asks that we include 3 different examples of when we've experienced these emotions in films.
1) The Exorcist: The bed trashing scene
The Exorcist is the first movie that's ever deep down truly scared the shit of me. Plenty of movies freaked me out as a kid, but I've never experienced intense fear as I did the first time I saw this film. For me, that fear started way before little Regan cut up her face and started doing obscene things. It was the scene where the demon is trashing her on her bed. It's like something clicked with me and was like "Oh man. Shit is about to get real."
2) The Ring: Samara crawling out of the well.
It's rare that PG-13 horror films frighten me. But for some reason, Samara Morgan crawling out of that damn TV was about as scary as it gets. (Not to mention Ringu, the Japanese version this was based on was even scarier just for the fact that the TV was smaller and their Samara (Satako) looked pretty tall.
3) No Country For Old Men: Anton Chiruh
There's really not one scene that stands out from the rest, every single scene with Javier Bardem in this movie is frightening. You can just look at Anton's face and can tell all of the sinister things he's capable of. That is fear.
1) Anchorman: Dorothy Mantooth.
Most awkward comeback or best comeback ever? "I'm going to take your mother Dorothy Mantooth out for a nice seafood dinner and NEVER call her again!"
2) The Perks of Being A Wallflower: Stop crying
I know that Mettel Ray was looking for more along the lines of embarrassment or ridiculous scenes for 'Awkward' but I can't help but include this, it's the first one that came to mind. When Charlie is trying to stop himself from crying, haven't we all felt awkward in that way?
3) BASEketball: The Locker room scene.
Can you possibly get more awkward then trying to have a serious discussion in a locker room full of naked guys with extremely large....egos. Answer is no. Bonus points go to the fact that Squeak was sleeping in a drawer the whole time.